Do you want to offer your expertise in complex trauma and trauma-informed practice?

Blue Knot Foundation Training Facilitator

Seeking qualified trainers across all states of Australia

- highly desirable is trainers located in the ACT
- trainers with trauma-responsive leadership experience

  • Are you looking for a role that can supplement your current work?
  • Are you an experienced trainer who can facilitate complex training programs?
  • Do you understand and have a knowledge base about complex trauma and its impacts? 

The Blue Knot Foundation is seeking trainers experienced in the field of complex trauma to deliver training programs from our suite of trauma informed and therapeutic clinical packages.

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The Role

This is a contract position based on bookings for individual training events and could complement the work of professionals in private practice or who work part time in a trauma service. Blue Knot’s span across Australia requires trainers with a range of backgrounds, working not only in clinical roles but in practice roles with adults, children, youth and families. 

Blue Knot trainers deliver the organisation’s material in a variety of settings, face to face training, virtual classrooms, webinars and speaking engagements. Training runs in one or two-day formats publicly and within organisational settings.

Priority Skill Sets

We are looking for trainers with excellent training facilitation skills, confidence and enthusiasm. You need to have a solid grounding in understanding complex trauma and skill sets in one, or more, of the following:

  1. clinical/ counselling experience working within domestic and family violence services (at least 5 years)
  2. experienced complex trauma clinicians (at least 5 years) who implement best practice approaches
  3. working in organisational settings which support traumatised people
  4. working with people with complex trauma histories in the legal setting
  5. working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  6. working with people who use alcohol and other drugs
  7. working within homelessness services
  8. working with people with different abilities / disability
  9. working in leadership roles (with at least 5 years leadership experience)
  10. working in human services, health or other services that provide services to traumatised people

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in one of the following disciplines or other relevant qualifications – psychology, education, social work, allied health, medicine, law or counselling
  • High level understanding of trauma-informed practice, the impact of complex  trauma, vicarious trauma and implications for service providers
  • Extensive experience working with people who have experienced childhood trauma in the health, human services, legal, corporate or private clinical practice sectors
  • Demonstrated  experience in one, or more, of the 12 priority skill sets listed above
  • Ability to use an engaging training delivery style and “think on your feet”
  • Extensive experience facilitating adult learning in professional development or vocational setting, including working with diverse group dynamics, managing challenging behaviours and applying adult learning principles
  • A high level of interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to reflect on own skills and knowledge base in relation to meeting training outcomes
  • Experience facilitating online learning in virtual classrooms on the Zoom platform 

Highly regarded, but not essential

  • Lived experience of complex trauma
  • Ongoing professional supervision (if working clinically)
  • Ability to travel
  • A current Certificate IV TAE Workplace Training and Assessment

 To apply or if you require further information on the position email to

Please provide your resume and completed selection criteria as outlined above this is required to be eligible for interview.

Please address your selection criteria to Tamara O’Sullivan, Executive Manager.